Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With SUV Near Kitimat's Cable Car Subdivision

One man is dead, following a collision between a motorcycle and an SUV on Highway 37 at Kitimat's Cable Car Subdivision.

The crash happened at around 4:15 yesterday afternoon.

RCMP say the northbound SUV was attempting to turn left onto Oolichan Avenue, when a southbound motorcycle collided with it.

The motorcyclists -- a Terrace man in his 70's -- was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver and sole occupant of the SUV suffered minor injuries.

The highway was closed, then later traffic was routed around the crash while Kitimat RCMP, West Pacific Region Traffic Services, and collision reconstructionist members investigated.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

== RCMP NEWS RELEASE ==

Fatal collision near Kitimat

Terrace, Kitimat

2017-09-15 11:52 PDT

File # Kitimat 2017-2468

 

A man has died following a motor-vehicle collision north of Kitimat yesterday afternoon.

Around 4:15 p.m. September 14, police responded to a report of a collision involving a motorcycle and SUV on Hwy 37 at Oolichan Avenue.

A northbound SUV was attempting to turn left when an oncoming motorcycle collided with the vehicle. The motorcyclist, a Terrace man in his 70s, was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries just after 5 p.m. The driver and sole occupant of the SUV received minor injuries.

The highway was closed, then later traffic was routed around the crash while Kitimat RCMP, West Pacific Region Traffic Services, and ICARS collision reconstructionist members investigated.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

If you have information about this incident, please contact the West Pacific Region Traffic Services at (250)638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then in the body of your text message type TERRACE, followed by your tip information.
 

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Community Policing / Media Liaison
Terrace RCMP
terrace.bc.rcmp.ca
3205 Eby St., Terrace BC, V8G 2X7
Office: 250-638-7400
Fax: 250-638-7448

Email: Crystal.EVELYN@rcmp-grc.gc.ca